The Pickwick Papers

Recommended by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #67 in Victorian

In 1836 the 23-year-old Dickens was invited by his publishers to write `a monthly something' illustrated by sporting plates. Thus the Pickwick Club was born: its supposed `papers' soom outgrew their origins and became a brilliantly comic novel, still among Dicken's most popular works. less

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Robert Douglas-Fairhurst Dickens wrote it quickly and happily; you can see the atmosphere of the approach of Christmas and a snowy landscape all the way through the episode itself. It’s a world of blazing log fires, and punch bowls, and friendship, and a return to childhood games. (Source)

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